DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 29                                          February 12,1998

**Before an entry denotes that the item is part of the FCC's implementation of the 1996 Telecom Act. While we will attempt to flag all Telecom Act-related items, this marking is unofficial and informational only.

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NEWS RELEASES

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REPORT NO. GN 98-2 - GENERAL ACTION - SEMIANNUAL REPORT OF FCC INSPECTOR GENERAL RELEASED. The Chairman of the FCC has transmitted to the appropriate Congressional Committees the Inspector General's most recent Semiannual Report to Congress, covering the period April 1, 1997 to September 30, 1997. OIG Contact: Debbie Blue at (202) 418-0470. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8016.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: February 12, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - FEBRUARY 11. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt021198.pdf

Report No: NCD-129. Released: February 12, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM NOTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Divsion at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-130. Released: February 12, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUERAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM CERTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: I-8287. Released: February 12, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-271). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8037.txt

Released: February 12, 1998. INTERNATIONAL BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF SECTION 63.10(C)(2) BY TELECOM NEW ZEALAND LIMITED - FILE NO. ISP-98-002. (DA No. 98-267). Contact: Adam Krinsky, Telecommunications Division at (202) 418-1099. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da980267.txt

Report No: 24177. Released: February 12, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980212.txt

Report No: B-95. Released: February 12, 1998. AM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF MARCH 13, 1998 CUT-OFF DATE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8019.txt

Report No: D-972-A. Released: February 12, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES GRANT OF MDS AUTHORIZATIONS. Contact: Office of Managing Director: Regina Dorsey at (202) 418-1995, Mass Media Bureau: Charles Dziedzic at (202) 418-1600, Sharon Bertelsen at (202) 418-7057 or Nazifa Naim at (202) 418-7059. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980212.pdf

Released: February 12, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980212.html

Report No: CWS-98-19. Released: February 12, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8012.txt

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PART 68 WAIVER REQUEST OF AMPAC TELECOM, INC, NORTHERN TELECOM, INC., UNICAL ENTERPRISES, INC. Granted Ampac Telecom, Inc.'s, Northern Telecom, Inc.'s, and Unical Enterprises, Inc.'s requests for waiver of Section 68.312(k) of the Commission's Rules so that they may register, under Part 68 of the Commission's Rules, devices that detect the presence of a stutter dial tone. Action by Chief, Network Services Division. Adopted: February 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-268). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980268.txt

TCI CABLEVISION OF TEXAS, INC. Granted complaint filed against TCI Cablevision of Texas, Inc., concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Corpus Christi, Texas. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 10, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-259). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980259.txt

TCI CABLEVISION OF ARLINGTON, INC. Granted complaints filed against the cable programming service tier rates charged by TCI Cablevision of Arlington, Inc., in Arlington, TX, beginning June 1, 1997, and ordered TCI Cablevision of Arlington, Inc., to pay refunds to subscribers. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 10, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-262). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980262.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rates charged by TCI Communications, Inc. in Washington, DC. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: February 9, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-254). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980254.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A TCI OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rates charged by TCI Communications, Inc. d/b/a TCI of Pennsylvania, Inc., in Pittsburgh, PA. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-270). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980270.txt

ABILENE AND SAN ANGELO, TX. Granted, subject to condition, applications for assignment of license of KRBC-TV, Channel 9 (NBC), Abilene, Texas and KACB-TV, Channel 3 (NBC), San Angelo, Texas from Abilene Radio and Television Company to STC License Company; denied request for permanent waiver of the television duopoly rule, Section 73.3555(b) of the Commission's Rules; granted, subject to outcome of the Commission's pending broadcast ownership rulemaking in MM Docket Nos. 91-221 and 87-8, the request for conditional waiver of Section 73.3555(b) of the Commission's rules. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 10, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-255). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980255.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released February 11, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 28:

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FCC HOSTS THREE DAY WORKSHOP WITH TELECOM REGULATORS FROM 15 COUNTRIES. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. IB Contact: Peter Pappas at (202) 418-0746 or Brett Haan at (202) 418-1481. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8003.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: February 11, 1998. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION'S PETITION FOR WAIVER OF CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AS NANPA BILLING AND COLLECTIONS AGENT - NSD FILE NO. 98-10.Comments due February 20; replies February 27. (DA No. 98-265). Contact: Jared Carlson at (202) 418-2350. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980265.txt

Released: February 11, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU GRANTS 90-DAY WAIVER OF SEPARATE SUBSIDIARY REQUIREMENTS TO NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, AND ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF 1998 NANPA FUNDING WORKSHEET, FCC FORM 496 - NSD FILE NO. 98-10. (DA No. 98-266). Contact: Jared Carlson at (202) 418-2350. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980266.txt

Released: February 11, 1998. EX PARTE PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED FOR FORMAL COMPLAINTS FILED BY TSR PAGING AGAINST U S WEST AND BY METROCALL, INC. AGAINST VARIOUS LECS, AND FOR PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LOCAL COMPETITION PROVISIONS. (DA No. 98-256). Dkt No.: CC- 96-98, CC- 95-185. Contact: Formal Complaint Proceedings: Debra Sabourin, Enforcement Division at (202) 418-0960; Petitions for Reconsideration: Edward B. Krachmer, Competitive Pricing Division at (202) 418-0198. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980256.txt

Report No: D-971-A. Released: February 11, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980212.pdf

Report No: D-971. Released: February 11, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACCPETED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980212.pdf

Report No: AUC-17-H. Released: February 11, 1998. CORRECTION TO PUBLIC NOTICE DA 98-230, 139 QUALIFIED BIDDERS TO PARTICIPATE IN LMDS AUCTION. (DA No. 98-269). Contact: Mark Bollinger or Christina Clearwater, Auctions & Industry Analysis Division at(202) 418-0660. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980269.txt

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ADMINISTRATION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING PLAN. Granted in part to the extent described petition for waiver filed by the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc., seeking a waiver of certain provisions of the Commission's NANP Order III that relate to NECA's role as the North American Numbering Plan Administrator's billing and collections agent. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 11, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-237). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980237.txt

TARIFFS IMPLEMENTING ACCESS CHARGE REFORM. Suspended for one day from the effective date tariff revisions filed by NYNEX Telephone Companies to revise Tariff F.C.C. No. 1, increasing their price cap indices and revising rates to reverse the effect of the one-time true up filed under Transmittal No. 447; instituted and consolidated in CC Docket No. 97-250 an investigation of the referenced tariff transmittal. Dkt No.: CC- 97-250. Action by Acting Chief, Competitive Pricing Division. Adopted: February 11, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-233). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980233.txt

HOWARD R. IRVIN, JR. Denied Howard R. Irvin, Jr.'s petition for reconsideration of the grants of his applications for authorization to construct and operate one-way 931 MHz paging facilities at Charleston, West Virginia and Huntington, West Virginia. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: February 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-247). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980247.txt

CONTACT COMMUNICATION INC. Denied Contact Communication Inc.'s petition for reconsideration of the grant of its application for authorization for a new transmitting facility on assigned frequency 931.2125 MHz at Laredo, Texas. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: February 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-246). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980246.txt

FLORIDA NETWORK U.S.A., INC. Denied American 900 Paging, Inc.'s petition for reconsideration of the grant of Florida Network U.S.A., Inc.'s application for authorization to construct and operate new transmitting facilities in the paging and radiotelephone service on frequency 931.4625 MHz at Laredo, Texas. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: February 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-244). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980244.txt

FLORIDA NETWORK U.S.A., INC. Dismissed as moot Petition for Reconsideration filed by Contact Communications Inc. on June 20, 1995. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Divisions. Adopted: February 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-245). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980245.txt

WESTLINK LICENSEE CORPORATION. Denied Westlink Licensee Corporation's petition for reconsideration of the grant of its application for authorization for new transmitting facilities on frequency 931.2125 MHz at Sioux City, Iowa. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: February 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-248). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980248.txt

ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC. Granted, to the extent outlined and denied in all other respects, Request for Waiver filed November 4, 1997, by Rockwell Collins, Inc., seeking waiver of Section 87.173(b) of the Commission's Rules regarding type acceptance of dual spacing transceivers. Action by Acting Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division. Adopted: February 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-275). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980275.txt